The Heart of Dogen's Shobogenzo by Masao Abe, Norman Waddell

By Masao Abe, Norman Waddell

The center of Dogen's Shobogenzo offers exhaustively annotated translations of the tricky center essays of Shobogenzo, the masterwork of jap Zen grasp Dogen Kigen, the founding father of Sotoshu Zen. This ebook is established round these essays that generations have considered as containing the essence of Dogen's instructing. those translations, revised from those who first seemed within the Seventies, make clear and increase the knowledge of Dogen's spiritual proposal and his uncomplicated principles approximately Zen perform and doctrine. Dogen's unusual highbrow presents, mixed with a profound non secular attainment and a rare skill to articulate it, make Shobogenzo targeted even within the colossal literature the Zen tuition has produced over the centuries, securing it a unique position within the historical past of global non secular literature.

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By Masao Abe, Norman Waddell

The center of Dogen's Shobogenzo offers exhaustively annotated translations of the tricky center essays of Shobogenzo, the masterwork of jap Zen grasp Dogen Kigen, the founding father of Sotoshu Zen. This ebook is established round these essays that generations have considered as containing the essence of Dogen's instructing. those translations, revised from those who first seemed within the Seventies, make clear and increase the knowledge of Dogen's spiritual proposal and his uncomplicated principles approximately Zen perform and doctrine. Dogen's unusual highbrow presents, mixed with a profound non secular attainment and a rare skill to articulate it, make Shobogenzo targeted even within the colossal literature the Zen tuition has produced over the centuries, securing it a unique position within the historical past of global non secular literature.

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Do not think because ours is not a land of great benevolence and wisdom, or because the people’s knowledge is small and their understanding feeble, that the Buddha’s Dharma cannot be comprehended here. Besides, the right seed of prajna-wisdom exists in abundance in all people. It seems only that, having rarely been in accord with that wisdom, our countrymen have as yet been unable to enjoy its use. [EPILOGUE] The foregoing exchange of questions and answers is not altogether consistent. The standpoints of questioner and replier have sometimes interchanged.

Beyond this, you must also come to fully realize that birth-and-death is in and of itself nirvana. Buddhism never speaks of nirvana apart from birthand-death. Indeed, when someone thinks that the mind, apart from the body, is immutable, not only does he mistake it for the Buddha-wisdom, which is free from birth-and-death, but the very mind that makes such a discrimination is not immutable, is in fact even then turning in birth-and-death. A hopeless situation, is it not? You should ponder this deeply: since the Buddha Dharma has always maintained the oneness of body and mind, why, if the body is born and perishes, would the mind alone, separated from the body, not be born and die as well?

It is utterly futile to imagine that merely moving your tongue or raising your voice has the merit of Buddha-work. Any attempt to equate those practices with the Buddha Dharma only makes it more remote. Moreover, when you open a sutra to read, it should be for the purpose of clarifying the teachings the Buddha set forth about the rules and regulations for practicing sudden and gradual enlightenment,30 to convince you that you will attain realization if you follow them. It is not done in order to waste yourself in useless speculation and discrimination, and to suppose that you are thereby gaining merit that will bring you to enlightenment.

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